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Paradise Lost Facing Expats in Cayman Work Visa Crackdown

Jennifer Smith was so taken by the mix of white sand, blue waters and modern offices when her cruise ship called at the Cayman Islands that the New Jersey accountant found a job and moved to what she calls paradise.

“We still have regulatory deadlines and long hours, but if I need a break, our office is right across from the beach,” said Smith, 29, who has worked the past three years at financial services company BDO Cayman Islands, and has no plans to leave. “It’s hard to imagine going anywhere else.”